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HP and niche sites blocked intermittently

  1. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 9 months ago

    Chrome has been refusing to load hubpages.com and the niche sites, from time to time over the last week. There is just a blank page. I haven't seen any effect on other sites when this is happening.

    Firefox displays an Avira warning of a potentially harmful site ahead, if I switch to that browser. The Avira 'browser safety' feature is only installed in Firefox.

    No idea why this is happening but I thought I let someone know.

    1. CatherineGiordano profile image89
      CatherineGiordanoposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Today I was unable to load HP. I tried several times over about 30 minutes. Finally, it loaded. I assumed HP was down for maintenance.

    2. Christy Kirwan profile image
      Christy Kirwanposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      We did have a major site outage this morning from about 5:20 to about 7:20am PST due to a database outage. Things are up and running again and we don't anticipate more issues. Thanks for your patience, everyone, while we got this resolved!

      1. Ashish Dadgaa profile image83
        Ashish Dadgaaposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you for the update.

        Is it possible for Programmers or technicians to put a message on site when it is under maintenance or something?
        As Will Apse said, It was very scary and disappointing day for everyone.
        I got scared at first that HubPage is permanently shut then I called up my internet service provider and fired him....haha.
        Later in a day, I was happy and alive to see HubPages working normally. And yeah I said sorry to internet service provider. smile smile

        Anyways, Thank you once again for the update.


        1. makingamark profile image70
          makingamarkposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          The thing is when the hubpages.com site is down or down for for maintenance you can't see any notice!

          The way most sites address this is by having a Twitter account which stays up when they go down...

          Just saying.....

          1. Jean Bakula profile image94
            Jean Bakulaposted 9 months ago in reply to this

            I've been having trouble too, I thought it was my computer.

  2. earner profile image86
    earnerposted 9 months ago

    I had that earlier. I ran hubpages (from the UK) through downforeveryoneorjustme and it agreed that "Hubpages is down".  So I figured it must be global Internet infrastructure issues.

    I'd not seen it before though... just today. But I'm not here every day.

    1. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      When it happened last week, for about ten minutes, I assumed the site was down. This time I tried Firefox and got the 'harmful site' warning.

      Probably was down and the Avira warning is unreliable.

  3. DrMark1961 profile image92
    DrMark1961posted 9 months ago

    I think if the site is down for maintenance there would be "Site down for maintenance" on the screen.
    I have been sharing many good hubs from the niche sites onto Flipboard. When they get picked up, they usually get thousands to tens of thousands of extra page views. When I went to look at one this morning, however, it came up blank. I think if this happens a lot that site is going to stop working for the niche sites.

  4. Jayne Lancer profile image90
    Jayne Lancerposted 9 months ago

    According to currentlydown.com/hubpages. com, the site was down for 2 hours and 10 minutes today.

  5. SheilaMilne profile image90
    SheilaMilneposted 9 months ago

    I noticed today for maybe as long as 60 minutes, and yesterday from time to time. Quite worrying.

  6. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 9 months ago

    Quite a dip in the traffic stats today, I hope that this is just temporary.

    1. viryabo profile image86
      viryaboposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Mine took a plunge! Earnings too.
      Can today's Presidential Debate be the reason many are offline?

      1. Will Apse profile image90
        Will Apseposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        That might have depressed a few people. But I suspect the outage.

  7. CYong74 profile image90
    CYong74posted 9 months ago

    This happened twice for me since Sat. In my case, it didn't load on either IE or Firefox ...